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Sep 07

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I? Part 3

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The third installment of our discussion series. The Lord of the Rings (Middle Earth) Series by J.R.R. Tolkien:  Really Christian? Or just another adventure story?   “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put …

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Aug 04

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I? Part 2

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The second installment of our discussion series. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis:  Really Christian? Or just another adventure story?   The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines “allegory” as: 1.  The expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions, of truths and generalizations about human existence.  OR 2.  A symbolic representation. As we …

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Jul 19

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I?

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A Multi-Part Discussion Part One      My 9 year-old son asked me a dreaded question the other night, and while it wasn’t the THE question, it was heavy enough to give me pause.  Thumbing through a LEGO magazine, he asked:  “Dad, why do you consider the magic and wizards and monsters in Harry Potter bad and the magic …

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Jun 12

Why I disagree with the Tea Party on the T-SPLOST

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     First of all, let me clear the air:  I am a Tea Partier.  Like most Tea Partiers, I believe that if the U.S government doesn’t get real (real quick) about its fiscal spending, what is happening in Greece will happen to us – sooner than we think.  The problem for rural counties like the …

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